Naturopathy which developed in the 1800s, forms a part of complementary and alternative medicine. The central tenet of this medical system is that body can heal itself through, diet, exercise, sunlight, and fresh air. The treatments incorporate practices which are non-invasive, natural, and self-healing. Naturopathy takes a holistic approach when treating patients isn’t constrained to one single illness.
Let’s talk about 4 most commonly incorporated practices in Naturopathy-
1] Herbal Therapy-
Herbal therapy as the name suggests utilizes herbs for medicinal purposes. The therapy makes use of plants and plant extracts to treat patients. It has ancient origins since traditionally, with no knowledge of medicine and drugs, people treated their symptoms and diseases through botanicals. Herbal supplements come in various forms like dried supplements, capsules, fluids, powders, tinctures, gels, lotions or cream and so on. You cannot self-diagnose however; since herbal supplements can interact with conventional medicines causing strong negative effects. Some herbal supplements might even be life-threatening. Therefore, you need prescription from a reliable source who can guide you correctly. Experts evaluate the most suitable supplements for you considering your overall health and health history.
While carrying out the process of acupuncture, long, thin needles are inserted into designated areas of body that theoretically influence the areas in which patient is experiencing a disorder. Main goal of acupuncture is to cure illness but it can have an analgesic effect too. Some Practitioners claim it has a neurological effect, while others believe it works by balancing vital energy.
Aromatherapy works on the principal that when the scent is inhaled, molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and impact the amygdala, the emotional centre of the brain. This has a positive impact on your well-being and offers therapeutic benefits.
Homeopathy is a philosophy which interprets that illnesses are caused by disturbances in a vital life force. Typically; patients are treated using diluted preparations that cause symptoms similar to those from which a patient suffers. Their doctrine is “like cures like”.
All these treatments need to be carried out very efficiently and with precision. Flaws in preparation and execution of the treatment can have grave effects. Usually, most clinics or practitioners specialize in one single branch of naturopathy. Sheppard Naturopathy Clinic provides all the above-mentioned treatments of naturopathy under one roof and help you choose the most appropriate one for you!